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a telemarketer. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> jennifer: the fiery attacks in libya that killed the american ambassador and three diplomat there is were quickly followed by fiery political rhetoric here at home. ambassador j. christopher stevens and three other u.s. officials were killed last night. details about the attacks are still coming in, but here is the latest of what we do know. back in july an incendiary ridiculous movie about muslims was released reportedly by a guy named sam sam sam bacile. he claims to be an israeli. it's not clear who he is, whether he is an israeli and whether a guy named sam bacile exists. but it was so offensive that the grand musti of jackpot condemned it. and roughly 2,000 demonstrators assembleed around the u.s. embassy in cairo. the diplomatic workers inside that embassy saw this protest developing and they understandably were worried about their safety by this situation that was developing. they calmed them down saying, the embassy of the united states in kay row condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt religious feelings of muslims as we c
through where things are beginning with libya. where this appeared to begin. what do we know about the derivation of these protests and what caused it? >> i think right now, the administration has backed off -- initial impression this might be connected with al-qaeda. there are reasons we can go into why that was a plausible conjecture. it appears to have been it was a group, unlike al-qaeda is not a transnational group. it is a libyan extremist islamist, armed group. therefore, very dangerous to libya. and from everything we can tell, they either opportunistically seized on this or caused it to happen. it's quite different from cairo in the sense it's not even clear there was a spontaneous gathering of a crowd there at all. clearly, there was a decision at some point by ansar says is a rogue group. there was a decision to use the incident as a kind of cover to carry out what appears to have been a pre-existing plan to destroy the consulate. i doubt they knew the ambassador was there. >> eliot: because there were rock
against the film beganouts the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, but it appears to have been a well armed, well coordinateed event with indirect and direct fire from machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. four americans were killed, including j. christopher stevens and information management officer sean smith. secretary of state hillary clinton eulogized the ambassador and defended the america's commitment to libya. >> everywhere chris and his team went in libya in a country scared by war and tyranny, they were hailed as friends and partners. the world needs more chris stevens. >> eliot: and at the white house, president obama condemned the attacks. >> obama: there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. none. and make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> eliot: but unfortunately and predictably there was a political dimension to this as well with protest against the film tuesday morning. a foreign service officer in the embassy tried to calm the situation with a tweet condemnic the
anything nice, say anything. [ laughter ] ♪ >> cenk: the ambassador of libya has been killed. when i woke up, i was furious. andd apparently so was the president. >> obama: we will not waiver to see that justice will be done and make no mistake, justice will be done. >> violence like this is no way to honor religion or faith. >> cenk: i'll tell you what, that story, though, is changing by the minute. some amazing details that might change the way you look at that story entirely coming up in just a minute. also, mitt romney might have destroyed his campaign on this issue. >> romney: possibly the administration was wrong to stand by its statements sympathizing for those who had reached our embassy in egypt. >> cenk: well, i tell you what, it's not just liberals but also conservatives ripping mitt romney on those statements. outrageous. we'll tell you all about it. then we'll talk about the movie and the crazy people behind it that started this whole mess in the first place. >> put your head between my thighs. >> cenk: it's a crazy movie. will i defend it or attack it. only one way to find o
. oh, boy, oh, boy oh, boy. we'll bring up to date on the latest news, not just from libya but from around the country here and what's happening here in washington, d.c. i'll take your calls, of course, at 1-866-55-press. yes, what do you do when america is under attack, when an american ambassador is killed in a brutal senseless murder? well you attack the president of the united states and accuse him of siding with the terrorists. sarah palin no. mitt romney. how low can you go? man, that's going to dominate our talk this morning. first, let's take a little time out to get the latest, today's current news update from lisa ferguson joining us from los angeles. hi lisa. early good morning to you. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. we are seeing more political fallout this morning after statements from mitt romney took aim at president obama during the attacks in libya and cairo. tuesday night romney blamed president obama for sympathizing with the attackers and then he double downed on those claims again we
, right? it's go time. >> well, what started in libya has caught literally on fire across the world. now our embassies are being attacked in egypt and in yemen as well, and not only the that, there are also protests in morocco and tunisia and these range to violent protests. >> we'll get to egypt in a second. libya might be a little different that you know realize. first, let me give you a report from nbc news. >> it was complex and preplanned likely for the anniversary of september 11. it was 10:00 at night in libya. heavily armed attackers began firing at the libyan security guards protecting the american consulate before setting the main building ablaze. inside ambassador stevens and others were trapped between the flames and gunfire. it was 12 hours before ambassador stevens body was returned by local libyans who had carried him to a hospital in an effort to save him. >> from the outside it looks like what happened in linea is the worst. four americans died, our ambassador died. it might give you the false appearance that they are the most anti american. that is not true. in eastern
following the mob assault in libya. following an exclusive story stewart stevens is taking internal heat for the problems, and a campaign structure that has him acting as chief strategist speechwriter all at once. and taking heat about president's supporters earlier this year at a private fundraiser released today on the internet by mother jones. >> eliot: perhaps romney doesn't think that the 47% of the american people that he derides includes any of the people he says he wants to help in the latest ad. >> my plan is to help the middle class. trade has to work for america. that means crackdown on cheaters like china. >> eliot: at issue president obama tried to take away from romney in an ohio campaign speech. >> obama: today, launching a new action against china. this one against illegal subsidies that encourage companies to ship auto parts manufacturing jobs overseas. we're going to stop it. it is not right. it is the against the rules, and we will not let it stand. >> eliot: romney is also repeat lid attacked the president on another key foreign policy challenge, iran's nuclear progra
. and then he completely bungled his response to the libya situation and that didn't help. but then came the biggest mistake of all. that embarrassing 47% rant caught on tape. now, national polls are not always the best way to understand the state of the election. and for that, you've got to go to the swing states. and sorry mitt, but the pictures there are not much better. a "new york times" cbs quinnipiac poll shows that big margins exist among likely swing state voters. in pennsylvania, the president is up big. 54% to romney's 42%. he leads romney 53% to 44% in florida and in ohio, he leads by a full 10 points! 53% to 43%. the last one is really important because if history is any guide the road to th does run through ohio. no republican has ever won the white house without winning the state of ohio. no democrat has done it for over a half a century. so both candidates are in the state today and not believe me, for the first time. in fact, they have made these two candidates a combined 68 visits there this year. but
in protests that often lead to violence and often lead to the loss of innocent lives and led in libya to the killing of four of our diplomats and security guards and the american ambassador on the scene. but what about these people who created this video in the first place? put it up there online? dan calling from cleveland ohio. dan, should we just leave them off the hook? what do you think? >> i think that you're kind of missing the boat here a little bit. these attacks in libya's embassy, from what i understand, reports are out this was staged and planned well ahead of these protests to coincide with the 9-11 anniversary. >> bill: no, that's true. but they were taking advantage of the protests that had been triggered by the video. that's why the secretary of state was talking about both in egypt and in libya. >> caller: i would say that the attacks in libya specifically libya would happen if the movie wasn't out there because those are planned -- we can't tie that fact to -- >> bill: sure you can tie it back -- d
libya? if you pull that raving lunatic aside and said this is muslim this is one showing to ten people. this doesn't even come close to equaling america. i heard there is a rear view mirror center libya that is widely watched movie in america. nobody even knew about it until you guys started doing your protest. it had no viewers. it does not equal america. then how about big blow hards like rush limbaugh who says outrageous things whether it's about our president or muslims. he does not equal america. even loudmouths on the other side like this guy also does not equal america. okay? that is not how the country works. we need to communicate that to the muslims across the world. they think in our country if you offend religion or us you get arrested. that's not how we work in this country. you want us to respect your culture, you have to respect our culture. that goes to point number two. if you say you're muslim and you don't drink--i don't know, you don't drink beer or eat bacon. you say i'm not going to drink beer. fine, don't drink it. i'm not muslim. i'll drink beer. you say you don
's attack in libya? >> you know, actually, jennifer, they were more than silent during that time. and they were unbelievably unifying. they talked about how important it was at times of international crisis to be together, the rhetoric for both george h. w. bush and ronald reagan was not at all political. in fact, george h. w. bush said we're not going to politsize things like this. this is a time for us to come together. and not only did mitt romney try to politicize this as you point out, in a panicked kind of way but you know -- a time limit on this, he was going to have it released at 12:00 midnight then he called the press and said look, i want to make the late news and i want to make the morning papers. so this embargo is lifted. you can take the statement at 10:30. so that showed people how he was trying to take what was a terrible tragedy and turn it into his own political advantage to. me, the guy is tone-deaf. you don't know that that's not going to come back to haunt you? >> jennifer: for sure. tone-dea
to reboot his campaign. after the crisis of libya where he made himself look inept in foreign policy issues. now this. he was supposed to give specifics. when will we get specifics and when there will there be an affirmative message that we can construct the campaign. >> it's areel hard to remember the last time the romney campaign had a good day. you know, something where he wasn't tripped up or thrown off message. i suppose you could say every time a jobs report comes out and it's not good news, that's a good day for the romney campaign. but a day where he did something that made things good for him is hard to remember. the thing you have to keep in mind is that things keep getting worse for romney. they don't keep getting better for obama but by default. the president has been invisible because romney has hogged the spotlight with his mishaps. that's always been the winning formula for the romney campaign. when all the attention is on romney they win. you have to imagine obama gets dragged back into the frame and he has to have something to do with the selection as well. >> eliot: the fo
extremism that claimed the lives of four americans in libya while mitt romney outlines his plans to marry free enterprise to foreign aid at the clinton global initiative. paul ryan finds an employee's union he can actually support. starting with the president. after the death of chris stevens. the anti-muslim video that provoked the protests while defending the right to free speech. >> obama: americans have fought and died around the globe to protect the right of all people to express their views. even views we profoundly disagree with. and on this, we must agree there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. there's no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. >> eliot: the president warned iran that while it still had time to demonstrate its nuclear program was peaceful, that time was not unlimited. >> obama: make no mistake a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained and that's why the united states will do what we must to pre
in florida right now, at 48 to 44%. president clinton is also taking a stance on libya and egypt yesterday they attacked in both countries killing an officer of the state department all because of a u.s. film they say was offensive to islam. clinton said there is never any excuse for this kind of violence. president obama and mitt romney are also trading jabs over the attacks. romney is calling the obama administration disgraceful. and team obama said they are disappointed that romney would turn this into a political event when the nation is still dealing with the death of one of itself officers. all of the pieces? >>tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >>you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. >>sharp tongue, quick whit and above all, politically direct. >>you just think there is no low they won't go to. oh, no. if al gore's watching today... what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025, we could have 20 million jobs without enough college graduates to fill them. that's why at d
. i want to ask you, dean about libya today, because it just seems like things are getting more and more ugly. we know they are trying to make arrests in libya for these senseless murders. >> yes. >> john: but i was moved by the photos on buzzfeed of people holding up signs saying they want peace. >> it's true and mitt romney criticized them. [ laughter ] >> what is -- i mean that -- and the images not on buzzfeed i saw them on facebook with libbians holding up signs, this is not what islam is about. the people who now run the government have been enboldened by u.s. support and nato support. some of this is media spin. yemen erupts and 2,000 protesters out of 25 million people. >> john: i heard that the cairo protest was not that huge of mob as well -- >> cairo was truly symbolic. >> when there's anti-war protests in america those don't get covered by the media. >> these are things that sell papers, there are protests going on in egypt that are very peaceful. if the american ambassador and workers were not killed it would just be a protest in the middle ea
gunfire -- >> john: there certainly was in libya, dean. >> right. i'm saying that libya is the exception. so it seems there probably is some truth to that. the attackers could have been using it as a cover, using religion as a reallilying point which is not unique in the middle east, it is used as an motivator around the world, so terroristing or government official using religion is very very powerful. i was emailing you last night in lebanon, the head of hezbollah has called for protests on monday. that's when you have an organic protest you call for it four days later. the organic outrage by some muslim [ inaudible ], but fit was a truly outraged by the muslim community they would have been in the street instantlies. instead the pope had been there for three days and they were very respectful, so now they say we're going to have a big protest across the country today. that attack in libya seems to be a terrorist attack calculated and i believe there were some attacks earlier on un sites in libya earlier in the day. so this might be their way a
is the latest. ♪ >> reporter: the four victims of the attack in libya, including chris stevens will return to maryland today. the president and a clearly moved secretary of state visited with their families and paid tribute. >> today we bring home four americans who gave their lives for our country and our values. >> that fundamental american belief that we can leave this world a little better than before. that's who they were and that's who we are. >> reporter: the brazen attack was apparently designed to strike on 9/11. >> it was deliberate planned attacks in every sense of the word. >> reporter: the white house claims there was no warning. >> we were not aware of any intelligence. >> reporter: president obama has deployed troops equipped for combat to libya and yemen. if anti-american activity woesens in the middle east after four days of protests and violence. they launched tear gas into a sea of protesters today. many here say the movie is blaspfamous. the president spoke to ten minutes on tv trying to calm tensions. >> jennifer: i'm joined again by jeanine, welco
, they have telephones in the white house. last week we talked to the leader in libya. >> cenk: look meeting with foreign leaders has nothing to do with whether he'll get elected or not elected, fund raises which they all have time for, that has a lot to do with the election. they'll make time for the media and the "the view" is very important for the female demographic. so that's part of it. and what he hasn't met with netenyahu enough? >> believe me he has met with them plenty of times and knows exactly where the prime minister stands. what did they discuss on "the view"? they discussed libya, and what they would do after the presidency if he won a second term, and apparently michelle obama said go on a long vacation. i don't blame her. president obama joked around that he was there to be eye candy. and joy behar tweeted about mitt romney and his reluctance to appear on the show . . . damn maybe that's what mitt romney is referring to when talking about her sharp tongue. in fact we talked to joy behar earlier today and asked her about that. first let me play you th
accomplish up at the united nations and what the latest is on libya and syria. dave zeron our sports guru, we share him with the "nation" magazine will be here to talk about that incredible bad call last night in the seahawks and packers game and judd legum, of course, it's tuesdays with judd. judd legum from think progress. but first -- >> this is the "full court press." >> good morning on this tuesday. other headlines making news. the hatred for the replacement nfl officials hit a boiling point on monday night football last night. at the end of the game between the green bay packers and the seattle seahawks, the quarterback russell wilson threw a last-second desperation pass. we call that a hail mary into the end zone that was clearly caught by a packers defender to save the game as an interception. but the replacement referee for some reason awarded the catch to seahawks receiver golden pait that resulted in a seahawks 14-12 win. twitter reaction next nationwide called the harshest in years toward the any nfl official.
this ambassador was beloved by both parties. he risked his life to help bring freedom to the people of libya, and he gave his life in that same service yesterday. i respect that governor romney is running a hard campaign he has a lot of steak, but i always thought after a national tragedy isn't that when all americans are supposed to come together. i remember after 9/11 democrats really did not feel inclined to go after president bush for a time. i was surprised he didn't play more of a leadership role and stand with the president. >> that's exactly right. there's a contradiction in political life. it's hard fought, no holds barred, it is combative, but there also has to be some civility and some limits on what you do because you have these limits because you know that we as a country need to work together and succeed. and one of the limits has been just as you describe it when there has been a tragedy, that we have all calmed down and focused on the loss and acknowledged the service of those that we have lost, and -- so i have never seen anything like this by a majo
's not aim directly at muslims he only. and then thee the economist cover murder in libya, it's not clear who is enraged, is that right or i don't think wrong we'll discuss that in a second. "newsweek" sent us this quote. now let's get a guest on this to speak to this issue. michaelmichael joins, thank you so much for joining us, michael. first what do you think "newsweek," too far? >> too far absolutely. here is the problem, cenk if our cover had been just the headline muslim rage and the photo, that's one thing. but what this cover does and what "newsweek" has been doing consistently for the last couple of months with their covers covers, the other time they did it with the picture of the woman blindfolded, they're doing these covers where they have deny ability, but they can be controversial, too. they're not running a news cover, we're running an opinion cover that is illustrated. >> cenk: let me hear you on a couple of things. yeah are they doing controversial covers, i agree with you. but are they try to sell papers? yeah. if you're trying to sell papers, i'm not sure that controversy h
and then -- >> bill: about libya. that really worked out well, didn't it? >> so when a candidate can talk about the speech every day if they want us to pay attention to that, they have to stick with that just that message. adding things, the press has followed him down again. that's what's got the attention for the last few weeks. >> bill: we wouldn't know what's going on without people like you who are there every step of the way. ginger, good for you to take time for us this morning. appreciate it very much. and great work as always at politico. you can follow ginger gibson on twitter at gingergibson. the "full court press" on tuesday, september 18. how about it. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." the twist you can't resist. from silver screens... to flat screens... twizzlerize your entertainment everyday with twizzlers the twist you can't resist. polar shifts will reverse the earth's gravitational pull and hurtle us all into space. which would render retirement planning unnecessary. but say the sun rises on decemb
after mitt romney's disastrous comments on libya, which many observers thought would play in the president's favor. romney also has the money edge. it raised a record $35.6 million in august and has raised nearly $200 million overall. the only way to fight that kind of big money, that kind of big money spending is by voting and proving that your vote cannot be bought. joining me now from austin to talk about whether mitt romney can recover from this week's stumbles and what the obama campaign should be doing is wayne slater. wayne is a seen i don't know political writer for the dallas morning news and theco author of two very famous made george w. bush presidential," and "the architect: karl rove and the dream of absolute power." wayne is coming to tell us what is inside karl rove's brain. thank you for joining us inside "the war room." >> great to be with you, governor. >> great to have you back. after all we have seen and after all of these polls, it is over for romney? >> yeah, if we were playing texas hold'em, i think i would rather have preside
happened over libya was the big error. >> eliot: that was a much more curious gaffe. >> we're not talking about putin who used what romney said about russia being our number one enemy to justify opposing our missile defense systems in europe. that's a huge story that he is causing us harm by continuing. >> eliot: leave and go back to bain right away. as soon as he possibly can. tina dupuy and coauthor of the twitter diaries and imogen lloyd webber thank you for your time at another time. >> we have more viewpoint coming up. (vo) this program is presented by american express. welcome to the possibilities of membership. welcome in. american express. we've all had those moments. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. so the issue of the week is all about taxes. who pays how much to the government, and do the rich pay more or less? well we all know fe
, everybody pretty much blames obama for the troubles in libya and the middle east. >> stephanie: yes because he shot the stupid video. >> by the way, there is a conspiracy snausage. >> stephanie: if romney was president, that wouldn't have happened. >> that it was partially funded by atlas jugs. [ ♪ dramatic ♪ ] >> that's just a rumor. not reporting it as fact. >> there's something very -- >> stephanie: the fact that i'm dating jodie foster. >> okay. we report. you decide. but the thing is movies, the owning thing slamming mohammed came in a voice-over tacked on later. >> stephanie: he'll take any voice-over to get out of here early. i voiced what? all of the people involved in it said we had no idea what this was. >> one of the actresses said i didn't say that. it was dubbed by someone else after i left the production. >> yeah. >> stephanie: it was described as a bunch of drunk people trying to do a "saturday night live" sketch. this is causing what it's causing around the muslim world. >> stephanie: i
. >> cenk: we play this game amongst ourselves back then. he did his best with north korea, and his libya policy was not that bad and disarming gadhafi. and there are policies things that you can say good things about him. but part of what michael shure is saying, they don't like the guy and they have a visceral reaction. >> as opposed to their good nature towards bill clinton all those years ago. >> cenk: i know. by the way poll-rising figures nonsense. fox news is what polarizes all of that. bill clinton, hillary clinton, and then obama, and then you wonder why people don't like him. because somebody tried to do that and succeeded. >> he has divided the country because we all eight hate him. >> cenk: right, and when we come back we'll to a dangerous case of people hating the president. they tried to to to assassinate him. are they terrorists? they are white, i don't know if they can be terrorists. we'll be right back. >> give the government back to the people. start the revolution. >> yes. hershey's drops. a lot of hershey's happiness in little drops of milk chocolate. and cookies n cr
, and in libya where ambassador chris stevens sean smith and tyrone woods and glen doherty were killed tuesday night. after coffins carrying their bodies touched down at airs force base, the president said we'll continue to lead. >> obama: we'll never retreat from the world. we'll never stop working for the dignity and freedom whatever their creed, whatever their faith. that is the essence of american leadership. >> eliot: the romney campaign has been working to capitalize on the riots to attack the president's leadership. telling the "washington post," if you had a president romney you would be in a different situation. respect for america has gone down. romney's running pate, congressman paul ryan piled on in a speech in washington. >> we know who america is dealing with in these attacks. they're extremists who operate by violence and intimidation and the at least equivocation or mixed signal makes them boulder. >> eliot: a bit of equivocation from george w. bush might not have been so bad. the policies coming from swing state voters seems unequivocal when asked who would do a better job, vo
, and that's scaring the international community as it word because happened over libya was the big error. >> eliot: that was a much more curious gaffe. >> we're not talking about putin who used what romney said about russia being our number one enemy to justify opposing our missile defense systems in europe. that's a huge story that he is causing us harm by continuing. >> eliot: leave and go back to bain right away. as soon as he possibly can. tina dupuy and coauthor of the twitter diaries, and imogen lloyd webber thank you for your time at another time. >> we have more viewpoint coming up. now to my point. (vo) jennifer granholm ... >>for every discouraged voter, there are ten angry ones taking action. trickle down does not work. in romney's world, cars get the elevator and the workers get the that is a whole bunch of bunk. the powerful may steal an election, but they can't steal democracy. i look at her, and i just want to give her everything. yeah you -- you know, everything can cost upwards of...[ whistles ] i did not want to think about that. relax, relax, relax. look at me, l
, in iraq, they kicked us out. >> how long would john mccain have stayed. we knew in libya we knew in north africa what the demeanor of john mccain was from the get-go. >> cenk: wait a minute. i think we went in a smarter way than mccain would have done. so that would make a difference. >> a really big difference. >> cenk: see, on this i'm totally with lupe. you think mccain would have done anything worse than killing i. citizens without a fair trial trial. >> on foreign policy i don't think mccain would have used diplomacy the way this president has. >> if you're going to to debate this come at them. don't call them stupid, dumb, silly, or young idiots, because then you're not taking them seriously. >> cenk: that's a good point. you have to engage substantially. in the website we think you should vote no matter what. and rocky anderson and gary johnson is an independent. look through the candidates and find out what you think for yourself. when we come back, we've got a very important story--o chick-fil-a. do you remember how they were going to "kumbaya" and hold hands with gay folks. the
of people. the president of egypt is a member of the muslim brotherhood. our ambassador to libya was assassinated in a terrorist attack. iran is moving towards nuclear weapons capability. we somehow feel we're at the mercy of events rather than shaping events. >> lashing out in all directions. the president didn't call syria because he didn't do anything. he's at fault in iran for not doing something. he's at fault in egypt for doing something. hey, mitt, what's your great idea for all those countries should we have supported mubarak or freedom and democracy there. you've got no answers. all you have is vitriol against the president. he's not alone among conservatives. eric bowling on fox news channel, get a load of his idea on foreign policy. >> $23 billion we've given pakistan since 9/11. maybe it's time to cut off the aid and send a drone. >> maybe invade their embass and do some bombing there and start a war. we're republicans, we're so tough, we can start the did you meanest war of all time. great, congratulations. who wants to go in that direction? throughout the show, i'll
themselves involved in libya and whether that was a good statement bad statement and you know, it's the economy. getting back on the economy. but i think with the 47%, one thing that they should have made clear right off the bat that this was in may that still sounds like -- it was in may when he was tacking as far to the right as he possibly could because he was still in a fistfight with santorum at that point. so it wasn't -- it wasn't current stuff. but he said it. he -- somebody got the tape of it. david corn got it released. it was a big deal. >> bill: what surprised me and maybe you because we've been around. we've watched people step in it before is that they were so inadequate or incompetent in getting out of it. coming up with a response and basically saying oh, my god, yeah. that was a dumb thing to say. whatever. >> i was drunk. >> bill: yeah. but instead the sort of -- dug down and said -- that's who these people are. and the most telling thing i saw was that the top ten states were people who don
.s. conflict in libya was a planned, terrorist attack and the fact is you know, when we look at the numbers of people that are protesting this anti-muslim film in comparison to the numbers of people that could be protesting this anti-muslim film and the populations, they're very small. i mean we see 2500 or perhaps 3,000 egyptians coming out into the streets to protest this film. that's happening in a country that has a population of 82 million. so despite the fact that "newsweek" and other organizations like that would like to sort of spin this in a sensational way and convince us that there is this rage that's growing and fomenting in the muslim world and in the middle east that's absolutely not the case. the folks that are making -- >> eliot: i hate to do
while we're -- in a time of risk when we have people over in egypt and libya you know, their lives are at stake and she's making a political statement about it, people are ready for somebody that isn't just looking for the rock star. somebody who isn't trying to creating jocks and solutions for the -- creating jobs and solutions for the district. >> jennifer: what are your polls telling you, do you actually have a chance? >> oh, yeah, definitely. polls tell us if the people get to know me, we win this election. right now, we're neck and neck. we're virtually in a tie. our i.d., our identification of who i am, what i stand for is going up every day. every day goes up, we pick up all of the persuadables, all of the independents that are looking for something different looking for a real solution. >> jennifer: that's encouraging. moderate republicans should be yours for the taking. i want to play a clip from your latest campaign ad. >> after the fire at the mill, michele bachmann never called the workers. >> didn't r
attack on the u.s. consulate in libya should be a wakeup to denounce extremism of all kinds. >> obama: we cannot solve every problem in the world the united states has not and will not seek to dictate the outcome of democratic transitions abroad. >> stephanie: he -- i thought -- >> translation i'm sorry i'm sorry, i'm sorry. that's what fox and friends are saying this morning. i'm sorry we're so -- we're not awesome enough. >> apology continues. >> apologize for america being not awesome. >> stephanie: i thought he struck a perfect line. he said today we must affirm our future will be determined by people like chris stevens not by his killers. today we must declare this final incidence of tolerance has no place among our united nations. he pleaded to his condemnation of the anti-muslim youtube clip saying it does not reflect the views of the u.s. government. he paired that with middle east leaders condemning tolerance among christians, jews within their own countries. i thought that was the perfect line to wal
♪ ] >> cenk: muslims in egypt and libya and all across the world are angry about this movie called "innocence of muslims." we'll show you a couple of pieces why they're deeply offended and what nonsense this movie is. watch. >> put your head between my thighs. do you see the devil still? >> yes. [ sobbing ] >> cenk: it is one of the most poorly acted movies, and that is muhammed right there that they're showing. they're not supposed to show muhammed. why am i showing a piece of it? i don't care if it offends the religious. i am not religious. i don't have to listen to your rules. i'm not muslim. why do i care if i think muhammed should be depicted or not. it doesn't mean that the argument doesn't have any intellectual argument to make. here they are accusing the muhammed of pedophilia. >> we shall loot the goods and anything else. >> what about the children, master? you know, some of us-- >> use whom you wish of the children. the rest shall be sold as slaves for more horse as soon as if if you want to do a takedown of islam there is nothing wrong with it. it should be perfectly fine thing to
we just went through in libya. >> john: exactly. sandie, tell us where people can follow you. >> i have sandie richards.com. follow me on twitter at sandie richards. it is with an i-e sandie, i-e not a y. you know, i'm so proud of secretary clinton and i want to talk about also susan rice who is our u.n. ambassador and both of these women are doing all they can to keep the world safer for women. because believe me, if mitt romney's end game is he wants to get elected president then go to work against what? libya or egypt or what does he want to do? with what army. because as a pastor, there are methodist soldiers who can't even return to church because of what they have seen and what they have been through. it distances them from the rest of us. and it has. they're so traumatized. it is just heartbreaking. >> john: we'll be right back with lots more on "the stephanie miller show." thank you sandie. lot of the things about the election is overanalyzed and i feel that a lot of people, they're going to vote for w
made a fool of himself pouncing on the tragedy in libya. >> bill: so the -- we talked mainly about -- and i guess the real meat of the video is mitt's comments about the 47%, right? and it was just incalculatable to the romney campaign? and you realized this was the nugget? >> right. republicans complain half of americans don't pay taxes all the time, even though it is misleading. mitt romney characterized 47% of the country as people who don't want to take care of themselves or their lives. that's shocking to see somebody who wants to be president dismiss half of the country as freeloaders. >> bill: we want to think they care about everyone. reaching out and fighting for every american. which is the point president obama made last night on the david letterman show. and certainly it seems if you are campaigning for president you would expect them to reach out to everybody. >> right. that's what is so shocking about it. and why mitt romney isn't out on the campaign trail saying half of the country sucks, which he said in this closed doors fund raiser. and this i
romney were asked after the attacks in libya you struck out immediately with what appeared to be an overtly political response. should you have demonstrated some reserve? you think he's going to be afraid of that question. how should he respond? >> i think it was a pivotal moment in the campaign. we had a foreign policy crisis and there's been a traditional notion that politics stops at the water's edge. he and his campaign had a very trigger response to that that looked very political. i think -- i think it shifted a lot of people -- we're looking to see how he would act as president. i think what he's going to do, i think what he's likely to do, in this case, the environment favors a sort of response. where in this case he can double down. he's going to say you know, what i was concerned about was people's lives and it was and is a dangerous situation and it is deteriorating further as we see now. and so what we need in our diplomacy and at a time like this is not reserve. but we need bold action to make s
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